Machine Independent Storage Idea...
alexandre-listas at e-secure.com.br
Thu Dec 7 03:05:51 CST 2006
> Question: do CF cards support 8 bit transfers though, and are they
> guaranteed to do so? IDE interfaces have been homebrewed to a lot of
> vintage machines, but quite often they only support drives that'll do 8
> bit data transfers.
Yep, they do.
> It's IDE on a smaller pin pitch I think. Certainly there's no smarts to
> the IDE-CF convertor that I have here - CF socket, power socket, IDE
> socket, a capacitor, and a jumper for master/slave. That's it.
Yes, you are sure
> And like SCSI, interfacing to IDE is mainly a software issue - the
> hardware tends to be a few buffers and little more.
This is "not so easy" as you may think. But my three-layers-approach
seems to fit nicely here.
Anyone has the protocol of a QIC-80 drive? I'd like to take a peek on
BTW, remember: This does not need to be a CF card, it can even be some
cheap SRAM memory and a serial or ethernet connection... :o)
Greetz from Brazil
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